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Monk’s Cowl Belgian Ale

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 by in Beer | 0 comments

Monk's Cowl Belgian Ale

Monk's Cowl Belgian Ale
Monk’s Cowl is brew kit from Midwest Supplies Home Brewing and Wine Making. I bought it online because I’ve purchased gear from them so I thought I’d give one of their “micro-Bru” one gallon kits a try. I tried to follow their instructions but deviated after I noticed that the proportion of grains to water seemed a little off. As you can see it resulted in about a gallon and a half or so of wort. I’m not sure if this is good or bad. We’ll see in a couple of weeks.

Monk's Cowl Bottled Beer
On the plus side this resulted in more bottled beer than usual.

Conditioning Tablets for Beer BottlingThis was the first time I primed bottles with Conditioning Tablets. This was also the first time I used capped bottled vs swing-tops. I am afraid of bottle bombs. They are stored inside a bucket, just in case.

Beer TrubHere’s a shot of the gunk or “trub” that gets left behind. Some people harvest it for the still active yeast and reuse it. I need to try that at some point. Yeast is fascinating and obviously a very intelligent life form.

Go forth and multiply…



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